Monday, September 27, 2010

Mondays are rough.

Sometimes I wish life was all popsicles, motorboats, suntan lines, and laughs. But then again skin cancer is a bitch and the amount of sugar in popsicles could lead to diabetes. I guess you've got to take what you can get and enjoy it while you can.

Happy Monday ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Look (Megs) I cooked!

I used to live with a close friend of mine and she was always really great at making dinner. Really good at it in the sense that not only did she consistently make dinner, she consistently made delicious smelling (and I can imagine delicious tasting) dinner. I on the other hand rarely made dinner and when I did they were simple, quick, and not overly amazing. I think this happened for a few years. First I don't really like making dinner, mostly I do it so that I can eat and in the long run not starve to death but I think Meghan really enjoys cooking. Also last year I worked a lot of evenings which had me getting home anywhere between 10 and 11 pm so making dinner at that point is just silly. Lastly, there is something about making dinner by yourself for yourself seem less exciting then when you either cook together or cook for others.

That being said, I still love a delicious meal and tonight while both my brothers were out of the house to watch some pre-season hockey down at the dome I decided it was the perfect evening for pita pizzas. Quick, easy, delicious, and so satisfying.

Here's my proof:
Left is essentially a veggie pizza with some ham and the right is hawaiian.
These have to be my two favorite pizzas. I love lots of veggies but I kind of feel cheated if there is no meat so I often order veggie pizzas and add some meat and I think I've loved hawaiian pizza since I was allowed to eat ham. Delicious!

The only thing that was missing was Arizona Blueberry Green Tea - this stuff has been harder to find than water in the desert lately and I love it so much! Bar none it is my favorite of all drinks, if I could buy it in 4L jugs I would stock my house with it at all times. So if you ever find it on the shelves you should let me know where I can get it because as far as I can tell there is nothing else like it out there.

Couldn't find a better picture :(

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Who knows.

Some days (mostly when I am so tired I want to punch the guy infront of me on the bus in the back of the head because I was hungry and I could hear his shitty music blaring from his ear buds) I try to update my blog but it just doesn't work.

I'd like to think that is because I hold this blog to such a high standard that unless my witticism and zany insights are tip top I can't post them.

Well today I started and deleted about three posts before this one so clearly I am having one of those days, which is likely a result of a weekend spent not resting - but what can you do I'm trying to keep my eye on the prize and push though the pain. (the prize being less debt so moving to Holland doesn't end me, and the pain of course being working two jobs)

So instead of a real blog update, I will leave you with this short video for a couple of reasons.
1) It makes me happy
2) Upon seeing it as a child I was convinced that there was nothing better than having a bed in the ground AND a house that has two doors that go into the same house
3) John Lennon is still my #1 love and close ups of George acting jealous are funny

Ok, one more for good measure. This one is awesome for a different reason. He'll kill you.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekends hold such possibility.

At least more weekends holds such possibility. Not this one, this one holds two (full) days of work at my second job, but I'm not complaining, I'm just saying that I have yet to figure out when I will have time to do my laundry - and I desperately need to do my laundry.

One of my favorite ways to spend my weekends is by doing nothing. Well not nothing nothing. I'm talking do everything at a leisurely pace, don't really make any plans, watch movies, sleep in, and relax because I spend enough time during the week running around that the weekend should be for calm.

Sadly there seems to be some sort of stigma against the 'no plan' weekend. People look at you like 'really? you have no friends to see? no exciting event to attend? what a life you must lead' and to those people I say pish-posh. The art of slowing down and relaxing is not one that should be taken for granted, and one that I think more and more requires practice. So here is to a weekend of doing nothing - I hope you can enjoy it while I go to work all day ;)

Don't worry about me though, I'll take next weekend to do absolutely nothing, and love it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You know what I love...

I love that I was forced to learn how to drive a standard. Because not only does driving a standard seem way more badass than driving an automatic transmission it is more fun (after you get past the stressful part that is).

The funny thing is, although I have been driving manual transmission since I was probably 17 it wasn't until recently that I felt like I actually knew what I was doing. And tonight I drove home from Kensington - which involves things like hills, decelerating, stopping, starting (speedily). It was great. I only screwed up a little pulling into the parking lot because I got lost in the gear shift. But whatever, you can't be perfect at things.

See here's the thing. It occurs to me that so many things in life are just so much easier if you just look at it, analyze it, rationalize it, and go full speed ahead fearless. That is a tall order but amazingly enough more often than not it is fear that stops you from doing things that you could if you would just move past it. And then you get to experience things that you may have never thought you could.

This reminds me of my good old days at the Vulcan Lions Swimming Pool teaching bratty (horrible) junior high kids how to do back dives (ok ok, I taught some pretty awesome kids to do back dives too). You see back dives are essentially very very simple, you just have to not be afraid. You have to commit 100% or you will fall on your back and regret the day you tried. Now trying and failing always makes trying again that much harder. Anyways, back to the back dives. I am convinced that if people trust me I can teach anyone to back dive. There are simple steps that guarantee results, but if you chicken out on any of them it is likely it won't work, you will quit, and I will think you are a sissy - one girl may have cried - but in all honesty she was such a girly girl couldn't try anything that I may have enjoyed those tears. (Can't stand the 'too weak to play' kinda girls).

The key element to a back dive is to arch your back, pushing your stomach up, and look as far back as you can until your eyes find the water. If you follow those few steps you will do it; it is beyond simple, a 100% sure fire thing. But here-in lies the issue, you have to commit whole heartedly all the way. The flip side is, if you do chicken out at the last minute and tuck your chin to your chest (as so many people do causing laughter from me) you will suffer the consequences of a harsh back flop.

So in summary, face those fears, drive a standard in the city at the end of the night, and for goodness sake look backwards for that water!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

You know what I love...

I love when someone writes something that is just so them that you can literally hear their voice as you read whatever it is they wrote. I find that this happens from time to time on places like facebook with little comments people make. I think it is fantastic. I love it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.

I feel like time has run away from me. But maybe that is how one always feels.

Recently I started a new job, applied for housing in Holland for when I move there in 5 months or less, had a lovely long weekend at home, and watched a very very dear friend from High School be totally, perfectly, unconditionally happy on her wedding day.

Life is good and really busy, sometimes stressful, but I get by.

Don't mean to be neglectful. I think about blogging often but I'm having trouble following through. Hopefully more this week or this weekend, but that might just be wishful thinking because my 'to do' list keeps getting longer and I (for some reason) am starting to rely more heavily on caffeine to keep me awake during the day (exhaustion sets in).

Keep Smiling and surrounding yourself with wonderful people who will help you laugh once a day and try not to take things to seriously.